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July 2013 Issue

Siteman Director Honored With Prestigious Leadership Positions

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Timothy Eberlein, MD

Timothy Eberlein, MD, director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), was recently named to two leadership positions with national organizations associated with cancer research and surgery.

In the first of these appointments, he was named vice chair of the board of directors for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The network, which comprises 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers, develops and updates guidelines for treating breast, lung, prostate and other types of cancer.

Siteman is Missouri’s only member of the NCCN, formed in 1995 to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

“We are very pleased Dr. Eberlein has been elected as vice chair of the NCCN board of directors,” said Robert Carlson, MD, the association’s chief executive officer. “His perspectives as a cancer center director, scientist, physician and administrator will be invaluable to NCCN.”

Eberlein’s second honor came with his election to the presidency of the Southern Surgical Association, one of the nation’s leading medical groups. The association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of surgery, especially in the Southern states.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named to the board of two such prestigious medical groups,” says Eberlein, who is the only Southern Surgical Association officer in Missouri.

In addition to his role as Siteman’s director, Eberlein serves as Bixby Professor of Surgery and Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor at WUSM and as surgeon in chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

“The association is honored and fortunate to have such an accomplished leader as Dr. Eberlein as its president this year,” says James O’Neill Jr., MD, chairman of the association’s council. “Once his presidency ends, we look forward to working with him for an additional five years as a council member.”